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Click clack, Dancesport's back gallery

Amanda Anslow and Ken Anslow from "Klassique" in Lower Hutt (left) compete against Jo Meylan and Mike Campbell from "The ...

Some of the countries finest ballroom dancers dipped and twirled in a Manawatu competition.

Coastguard to get new home

Things look sunny for Coastguard Taranaki with president Lee Drummond announcing plans for a "new home" for volunteers.

Coastguard Taranaki has big plans for a new shed.

Mum's emotional journey video

Twins Laura and Emily Mercer are now back at home in Timaru with mum Aimee Bennett.

Aimee Bennett had a rough road to parenthood, spending three months of her pregnancy away from home.

Why vegetarian dining is rising

Piero Pignatti Morano owns Two Chaps.

It's not about being righteous, it's just about tapping into a bigger market.

Star barista takes flight

Award-winning Manawatu barista Andrew Feldon is set to become an international coffee judge.

A Manawatu coffee barista's dreams are soaring upwards as he becomes an international coffee judge.

Orcas stun at Auckland beach video

Orcas were spotted just metres from the shore at Kohimarama Beach on Sunday.

Pod of "curious" orcas spotted just metres from shore, delighting swimmers.

Five of the best beach houses gallery

The Devonport delight is just a hop, skip and a jump to the water's edge.

Our line-up of beachfront properties may induce intense summer cravings.

It's beach time video

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Swim wear hits the runway at Fashion Week

New Zealand Fashion Week took us all to summer on Sunday with it's SWIM swimwear show.

Celebs on the runway at NZFW

Matilda Rice leads All Black Sevens players down the runway.

Fashion Week has almost drawn to a close, but not before a handful of famous-ish faces took to the runway. 

'I can grieve while living'

Ella and Abi grew up in Sumner. They had just started high school when they died.

When Lucy Hone lost her daughter and family friends in a car crash, she was determined to keep living.

English village on sale for $36m

This15,692 sq.ft mansion is included but requires renovation.

It comes with a mansion, 43 houses and 2000 acres of countryside. And someone has just made an offer.

Why 2 minute noodles are deadly

There is no clear and consistent labelling on instant noodles.

What do eight packets of salted potato chips and two Big Macs have in common?

Co-sleeping: yes or no?

Lucy AitkenRead with her two children Juno, 3, and Ramona, 5.

Lucy AitkenRead shares her bed with her partner and their two children. And they are thriving, she says. But coroners think otherwise.

Ashley Madison: Sex, lies and fembots

"I feel the lifestyle is incredibly empowering for women, and it allows women to set the rules and call the shots and ...

One year on, who were the winners and real losers at this hacked infidelity website?

Girlfriend's rules for boys' holiday

Jane Park won lotto before she could drive.

Avoid eye contact with girls at all times: Millennial millionaire has certain demands

Landscapes captured in watercolour

Alan Collins will find an outdoor vantage point then  paint what he sees,

Landscapes brought to life in watercolour

The Great Kiwi Bee Count video

Agnes Archer-Rush, 2, will be taking part in the Great Kiwi Bee Count at ABC Mt Eden nursery in Auckland. "We need to ...

Gardeners and school children are being invited to run the very first "citizen science" survey of bee numbers in New Zealand.

'Time to pop housing bubble'

Real estate agent Steve Koerber has closed 48 sales on the Remuera street he lives on – including one $2 million ...

OPINION: What does a millionaire look like ... Dome-headed Daddy Warbucks? The top-hatted Monopoly man? Or a frazzled Auckland homeowner?

Latest colours and fabrics for spring

Soft pastels and muted grey are just right for springtime.

Springtime offerings on the home furnishings front are all about muted colours, imperfect lines and soft shapes.

Kids a runway success

One of the young models lost a shoe on the runway.

Tears and tantrums backstage, but young models put on brave faces on the catwalk.

Texting your way to a fitter, healthier life

Melissa Aitken urges Southlanders to find the time to get fit.

A Southland personal trainer is helping people text their way to their goal weight.

Kendra gives in to botox

Ouch, but really it was nothing, says Kendra.

There's a first time for everything, Kendra.

Let's talk about sex stuff nation

New Zealand actor Teuila Blakely talks about sex.

OPINION: When it comes to sex, honesty is the best policy, writes Teuila Blakely.

Kiwi's breast tattoo wins hearts

Alison Habbal's floral tattoo was created by Kiwi tattooist Makkala Rose of Hamilton.

Breast cancer survivor's Kiwi cover-up tattoo captures hearts around the world.

My Sunday routine: Trish Peng

NZ-born bridal designer Trish Peng has taken her business to Los Angeles.

Her stunning red wedding dress made headlines at NZ Fashion Week - now see how this talented bridal designer spends her leisure time.

Blogger Constance Hall attacked again

"I'm in a hotel room bathroom crying my eyes out on the floor," Hall wrote after the backlash.

Outspoken writer gets death threats and is accused of shaming another mum who put her child in "blackface".

Poldark's 'steamy' trailer

Aidan Turner is Ross Poldark in the series of the same name.

Smouldering looks, sexy scenes - all this and more in the racy trailer for Poldark's second series.

Teachers' meeting causes disruption

A combined teachers' union meeting will be held in Marlborough on September 13.

Parents have been asked to keep their children at home until 11.30am, but some will be arriving by bus regardless.

Organic winemaker enjoys challenge

Tonnellerie de Mercurey Young Winemaker of the Year winner Jordan Hogg, of Seresin Estate, Marlborough.

Jordan Hogg has been named the Tonnellerie de Mercurey​ Young Winemaker of the Year.

Brewing great expectations video

Up close: Coffee beans flecked with gingers are a sign of a naturally sun-dried crop.

Would you gag on meat-flavoured ice-cream? 3D printed food? Instant coffee?

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